4 Stars for Sunblood by Maria Mora #MM #SciFi @mariamelee


Title: Sunblood
Author Name: Maria Mora
Publication Date & Length: April 1, 2015 – 86pgs


Caleb, sub-citizen 45201, is a psychic slave in the massive biodome known as the City—the only civilized community left on his wasted planet. Though he has no rights, Caleb is well aware life could be worse.

At least his life has perks: the cookies that occasionally are available in the cafeteria, and his Keeper, Daniel, who lets Caleb get away with playing in the minds of City inhabitants.

Then Caleb’s targeted by people who fear his powers, and Caleb realizes that he stands to lose far more than he ever realized he had…

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This book is short at 86 pages, and that’s disappointing. It feels like the first few chapters of an epic novel, an introduction and set-up for a grand love story.
But it’s fantastic. The sci-fi world is really cool, the characters are interesting, noble, creepy, or violent as necessary in space opera.
Caleb is the star, a twink telepath relegated to enslavement as a courtroom mind-reader. He’s guarded/monitored by Daniel, a Keeper. That seems to be the fashion among gay fantasy these days, but the take on it here is unique, enjoyable, and at times, funny. It’s real sci-fi, and yet it feels effortless. Props, Mora.
I want more, but I enjoyed this. An afternoon’s delight, too much sun on a rainy day.


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Maria Mora used to write fairy stories in her math notebook when she was supposed to be learning long division. Now she fills her Google docs with daydreams when she’s supposed to be working. She loves mysterious boys, magic and talking animals. Her articles on parenting and special needs can be found onSheKnows.com.

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